Walter Parker interviewed about his service in 20th Battalion AIF during the First World War

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Accession Number S02062
Collection type Sound
Measurement 34 min 7 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; mono
Maker Parker, Walter
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Balwyn North
Date made 1 June 2000
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Discusses: early life; prewar employment; enlistment July 1915; family's reaction to enlistment; guard duty on troopship; meals on ship; sent to Gallipoli; water and ammunition carrying parties; winter on Gallipoli; time spent with his best friend Norm; dysentry in Egypt; wounded in France; return to Australia; discharged February 1918; post-war employment; marriage and family; effect of war on his life; returned to Gallipoli for 75th Anniversary of landing.
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